Last Updated on March 1, 2013
Australia is seeking skilled trade qualified people within the general skilled migration program. These visas are for people who have skills in particular occupations required in Australia and wish to migrate to Australia.
Applicants must be over 18 years and generally under 45 years of age. There are some exceptions to the age requirement and we can assist you with obtaining a suitable visa if you meet certain criteria. You must have good English language ability and recent skilled work experience or have completed an Australian qualification which makes you eligible for the visa.
There is a range of visa options including visas sponsored by Australian employers, relatives living in Australia, or where they are nominated by a State or Territory government in Australia.
Independent migrants have far less restrictions than those who are sponsored.
If you are sponsored there are a number of obligations that the sponsor must comply with under Australian Migration law.
There are a range of visas available for professionals depending on whether:
- You are in Australia
- You are outside Australia
- You are a New Zealand Citizen
- You already hold a Provisional Independent Regional or Designated Area visa
- You are sponsored by an Australian Employer
- You have completed an Australian Qualification
Australia is currently looking for trade qualified people in the following occupations: